September 29, 2011

Phone tales.

Life according to the droid:

-B put a lot of things on his head. And I took pics of it all. Someday he'll thank me. HE'D BETTER!!
-He still adores his paci. HOW DO YOU KICK THAT ONE??
-Oh and yes, he does LOVE his dad. Even more than the paci. So cute.

September 27, 2011

Talking to two.

"Why do you have marker on your face, kid?"
"I'm not a kid. I Bronson."
"Right you are. But why do you have marker on your face? Who did it?"
"Yeah right. Daddy is at school."
"OK ... It was Jimmer."

September 15, 2011

Phone tales.

Life according to the droid:

-More dumpster dived furniture!!
-A piece of art that I want. Paint it for me Carol!
-B looks good in everything: "I mouse boy!"
-I recovered our sale Target ottoman finally. It took ten minutes. I put it off for ten months.

September 13, 2011

Phone tales.

Life according to the droid:

-Oh this kid. he makes my day. Every day.
-He's obsessed with mustaches lately. Anything/everything become ones. It's so cute!!
-me+grandma. My new fave pic. HAAHAH.
-B loves him some cousin Deirdre!

September 11, 2011

Law Wives From Coast to Coast: Me

 OK so it's my turn. I'm a law wife too! 
Here we go:
Where does your hubby attend school?  
UC Davis, he's currently a 3L.

What's been the hardest thing about his being in law school so far? 
Feeling guilty about having so many loans. It was a huge shock to go from BYU undergrad tuition to the ever increasing Davis tuition. Laaame.

What's been the best thing so far? 
Where we ended up for law school! We LOVE our ward/town. We've made some amazing friends, had some of the best family times ever, and overall just really enjoy it here (sometimes I seriously feel like we live in Stars Hollow ... then I wake up & get a life but still!).

What's one thing you wish someone had told you before school started?
That not every law student will be the same. All I ever heard before school was that every guy will be gone all the time, studying, studying studying. That I should expect to be away from my hubby all the time. Not so for us. We live very near campus so Toph is able to be home a lot of the time. Which is great but sometimes I compare how much I see him study to all those others I heard about and I get naggy (me? naggy? never!). I wish I'd heard from a different perspective besides the "He'll be in the library constantly" people. Toph is the fastest reader alive, pretty much (It's kinda awesome) and he studies at home most of the time.

What's your biggest money saving tip for other starving law students? 
Don't spend money. But do fun, cheap things. No but for reals, I mentioned a lot of my tips here. Besides those, maybe start saving all your change in a big jar labeled "5th anniversary trip 2012!!!" Hint hint Toph. Next years a biggie. Don't forget.

Do you have any advice for couples just starting out in law school? 
Again, don't compare. Every body's experiences will be different. A lot depends on where you go to school, what the job market is like there, etc. Do your best, learn to support your hubby's study habits and don't pressure him to do more/less just because the other kids are ("remember who you are" "choose the right!!" etc.).

Anything else you'd like to add?
If you can, it's really cool to have a group of people to hang with that you can talk about hidden Bar costs etc. with. We have a little law wives group in our ward and I highly recommend it! 
Also, a little bit of background: We'd been married over 2 years when we went to law school and B was just 3 weeks old when we moved to Davis. So I've never been lonely while Toph was in class or whatev. B and I hang out all day and I've had a great time working on our apartment since we've been here. Projects (are babies projects?) make the time fly!

And that completes our tour of law wives from all up over. 
Thanks for participating ladies!
[Recap: Erica, Audrey, Heather, Liz]

September 6, 2011

Phone tales.

Life according to the droid:

-We made baked potatoes and B was so excited that there was a teeny tiny one.
-The kid still LOVES sports.
-PINKBERRY!! It's like my sports. I love it.
-We went on a walk. It's hoodie weather!
-We finally hung up the hammocks. That we bought on our honeymoon. 4 1/2 year ago.

September 2, 2011

Talking to two.

"Mama? Daddy has a bum."
"Yep, Daddy has a bum."
"Grandma has a bum."
"You're right, she does."
"Mine have bum. Mine have a booty too!"
"Uh huh." 
"All my buddies have bums."
"Wow. What a lucky boy you are."
"I lucky. I lucky boy!!"

September 1, 2011

We've discovered dollar slice Mondays!!!

There's this awesome place in town that sells huge slices of New York style pizza for a buck a slice every Monday. We order 4. Obviously.  We've been going every week for a month and it's been super fun (except my jeans have all the sudden shrunk sooo much in the wash? Crazy.). You'd think the boys had never seen a t.v. from the way they're staring in these pics too. B just loves all things sports and Topher loves eating pizza while pretending to love sports so it works. I just love cheap/delicious food that gets in my belly. The end.